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CRTPO BOARD APPROVED $11 MILLION OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR IREDELL, MECKLENBURG AND UNION COUNTIES

CRTPO Board approved approximately $3.3 million to fund a transportation planning project, intersections and sidewalk improvements across the region

The CRTPO Board approved $3.3 million following the annual 2021 spring call for existing discretionary projects that have experienced a funding shortfall at its June 16, 2021 meeting. The Project Oversight Committee (POC) reviewed the project submittals and validated that projects were scored appropriately and qualified for discretionary project funds based upon CRTPO’s Discretionary Funds Policy Guide.

CRTPO Board approved approximately $7.9 million to supplemental maintenance funded projects in Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties

The CRTPO Board approved $7.9 million from a COVID relief bill (HIP-CRRSAA) that was enacted by Congress in December 2020. The purpose of the Act is to address coronavirus disease 2019 impacts related to Highway Infrastructure Programs. The spirit of the Act is to get people back to work quickly. The CRTPO received $7,949,000 based on factors such as population share and lane miles.

Projects will be on various routes with various maintenance activities in Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union counties. Projects will include, but are not limited to, resurfacing, traffic signal loop replacement, pavement restriping and traffic signal upgrades. These maintenance projects are scheduled to start in 2022.

A complete list of projects and funds awarded, as well as the COVID relief funds allocation can be found on the Discretionary Projects page and in the news release. If you have any questions about discretionary, maintenance or funded projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.


CRTPO HAS STARTED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE DRAFT FISCALLY CONSTRAINED PROJECT LIST AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS COMPONENT AS PART OF THE 2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPROTATION PLAN

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has started a public comment period for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Draft Fiscally Constrained Project List. Official release of the draft project list occurred during the June 16 CRTPO Board meeting. The project list and opportunities of public comment can be viewed at: https://2050mtp.org/projects/.

The MTP is a fiscally constrained plan that spans a minimum 20-year horizon. The Federal Highway Administration requires the CRTPO to update its MTP every four years to define the plans, programs and policies to provide mobility choices throughout the region. The MTP identifies recommendations for surface transportation including streets and roads; transit; and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Projects approved for inclusion in the 2050 MTP must demonstrate that they can be implemented using committed or anticipated revenues. The project list is an important component of the Plan, as it outlines the transportation projects proposed to be funded over the life of the MTP. The active transportation component of the MTP identifies corridors that may benefit from future bicycle/pedestrian projects. This process does not prioritize or commit funding to the active transportation corridors. Approval of the 2050 MTP is scheduled for March 2022. The public comment period for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Draft Fiscally Constrained Project List will end on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

The news release can be viewed here.


CRTPO OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE FUTURE FRED D. ALEXANDER BOULEVARD ALIGNMENT

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has opened a public comment period on modifications to the future alignment of Fred D. Alexander Boulevard. This public comment period offers an opportunity for residents, business owners and other interested parties, within the Charlotte Urbanized Area, which includes Iredell, Mecklenburg and portions of Union County, to submit comments to CRTPO.

Fred D. Alexander Boulevard is a planned roadway that will connect Interstate 85 and Interstate 77 in the northwest area of the City. The reason for this modification is that a portion of this corridor will be dedicated as part of a development along its path. This amended alignment will better serve future development and provide additional opportunities for future access to adjacent properties. A map of the proposed alignment modification can be viewed here.

If you wish to learn more about this modification, or to submit a comment that will be considered by CRTPO, you may submit written questions or comments via email. Comments should include “Fred D. Alexander Boulevard Alignment Modification” in the subject line to be considered.

Email comments should be sent to: Andrew.Grzymski@charlottenc.gov by July 9, 2021.

Members of the public who wish to speak during the CRTPO Board meeting scheduled for July 21, 2021 may do so by submitting an email request to the CRTPO Secretary prior to the meeting. Please go to https://www.crtpo.org/how-get-involved/meetings for more information.

Si usted necesita mas informacion sobre este tema y en Español, por favor contacte Agustin Rodriguez a agustin.rodriguez@charlottenc.gov.


2021 CRTPO BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. The 2021 CRTPO Board meetings will be held remotely until further notice. The meetings are also streamed on Facebook Live. CRTPO education sessions are frequently held before the start of the regular meeting and begin at 5 p.m. No action is taken during education sessions. A complete list of meeting dates can be found in the news release here.


CRTPO meetings will continue to be held remotely until further notice.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidance, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) policy board and technical committee meetings will continue to be held remotely, without access to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. CRTPO board delegates and alternates may participate remotely via Zoom. The meetings will also be streamed on Facebook Live for residents and stakeholders.

Public Comments:
While it is critical to our communities to follow social distancing guidelines, we want to honor our commitment of providing full access to our public meetings. Residents are encouraged to use Facebook Live to view the meeting.

Written Comments:
Due to in-person limitations from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents that wish to provide public comments may do so by submitting their comments in advance via regular mail or e-mail. The comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date. The public comments (or excerpts thereof) will be provided to the CRTPO Board prior to the meeting and shared verbally during the meeting.

Individuals desiring to submit comments for the public comment period or on the action items can do so by:

Email:   email@crtpo.org or Neil.Burke@charlottenc.gov
or
Mail
CRTPO
City of Charlotte
600 E. Fourth St., 8th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(please be aware that U.S. Mail is currently being received slower than usual) 

Please reference the applicable public comment or action item in your comments. Comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date to be summarized during the meeting to the CRTPO Board and provided in full as part of the meeting minutes.

Verbal Comments:
Residents that wish to provide verbal public comments, can do so by submitting an email to the CRTPO Secretary, at neil.burke@charlottenc.gov, no less than five (5) minutes before the start of a CRTPO Board meeting. (Verbal public comments may be via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic due to in-person limitations or restrictions.)

Please reference the applicable public comment or action item in your email. The speaker(s) will be recognized by the CRTPO Board Chair during the public comment period on the agenda. CRTPO Bylaws limit speakers to three minutes each and the comment period to 20 minutes.

The CRTPO Board agenda and related meeting materials are available on CRTPO’s website in advance of the meetings.

Please contact Neil Burke, CRTPO Secretary, with any questions:
Neil.Burke@charlottenc.gov
704-347-9695 (cellular)


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Next CRTPO Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 18, 2021